Currently tens of thousands of AMPO POYAM valves are installed in the most important liquefaction facilities in the US and Corpus Christi is not an exception. Cheniere and Bechtel have trusted again in AMPO POYAM VALVES for the design and manufacture of more than 1750 valves for Corpus Christi Liquefaction Train 3, which consists of the addition of one liquefaction train to the already existing 2 trains and one additional tank as well as a second berth. The Train 3 would increase the expected aggregate nominal LNG production capacity at the Liquefaction Project to approximately 13.5 mtpa.
The Train 3 is expected to be commissioned in 2020 and AMPO POYAM VALVES is currently supplying the following valves, which some of them are already being delivered: manual cryogenic ball valves, cryogenic globe and check valves, as well as actuated cryogenic and non-cryogenic ball valves and metal seated valves. The valves’ sizes range up to 42” and the pressure range is varying from 150 to 900 lbs. It is important to mention that besides the outstanding isolation capability of our big sized cryogenic top entry ball valves, these valves reduce the pressure drop in the line and consequently, smaller equipment may be used.
AMPO POYAM VALVES has supplied since 2012 more than 4,000 highly engineered valves for the first two trains of Cheniere’s Corpus Christi LNG project, and a series of valves for trains 1 to 5 of the Sabine Pass LNG liquefaction project, whose customers were also Cheniere and Bechtel. Some of them, 36” and 42” HIPPS valves, achieved a perfect isolation in less than 2 seconds. This order also included cryogenic, non-cryogenic and metal seated ball valves.
Moreover we will also provide, as usual, on-site after sales services, supporting the construction, commissioning and start-up of the Train 3, with a team of some engineers of AMPO SERVICE. We always work together with the customer’s engineering team in order to ensure a successful start-up and maintenance of the project.
It has been the optimum performance of our valves and our excellent service which has made the customer entrust the award of this new contract to AMPO POYAM VALVES.